The Academic Minute

Weekdays, 7:34am and 3:56pm

The Academic Minute features researchers from colleges and universities around the world, keeping listeners abreast of what's new and exciting in the academy.

Hosted by Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, President of Mount Holyoke College, The Academic Minute features a different professor each day, drawing experts from top research institutions. You'll enjoy updates on groundbreaking scientific research, an explanation of the accidental discovery of chocolate and an analysis of how social media is transforming the workplace, to name a few.

The Academic Minute airs each weekday at 7:30 a.m and 3:56 p.m.  You can also stay connected by following us on Twitter and liking us on Facebook.

If you have a pitch for a segment, or any questions or comments about the segment, please e-mail us.

The Academic Minute opens with a selection by WAMC contributor and renowned cellist Yehuda Hanani, who appears on Classical Music According to Yehuda during WAMC's Roundtable program. The piece is Bach's Suite No. 2 in D Minor.

Production support for The Academic Minute comes from Mount Holyoke College.

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.03.16)

Mar 16, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.03.16 - 3.20)

Monday, March 16
Laura Rokosz of Monmouth University explains the vertical irrigation systems of aeroponic gardens.

Tuesday, March 17
Wayne Potts of The University of Utah details his toxicity testing on fructose and table sugar.

Wednesday, March 18
Chapman University's Ky Kugler explores frequency and severity of concussions.

The Academic Minute for 2015.3.9 - 3.13

Mar 13, 2015

Catch up on The Academic Minute for 2015.03.09 - 03.13

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.3.9)

Mar 9, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.03.09)

 
Monday, March 9
Paul Matthew Sutter of The Ohio State University takes us to deep space with a profile of the cosmological concept of dark energy.

Tuesday, March 10
Jon Pierce-Shimomura of The University of Texas at Austin is working with worms in an effort to treat alcoholism.

Wednesday, March 11
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Karen Bonuck explores the influence of sleep on childhood obesity.

The Academic Minute for 2015.3.2 - 3.6

Mar 6, 2015

Catch up with The Academic Minute from 3.2 - 3.6

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.3.2)

Mar 2, 2015

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Monday, March 3
Ritch Savin-Williams of Cornell University offers a unique perspective on human sexuality.

Tuesday, March 4
Davide Zori of Baylor University discusses the social importance of lavish Viking feasts.

Wednesday, March 5
University of Wisconsin-Madison's Maurice Gattis profiles the results of religious endorsement of marriage equality.

The Academic Minute for 2015.2.23 - 2.27

Feb 27, 2015

Catch up with The Academic Minute from 2.23 - 2.27

This Week on The Academic Minute 2015.2.23 -2.27

Feb 23, 2015

Monday, February 23
Cliff Ross of the University of North Florida is looking at the environment of the Florida Keys to learn more about coral reefs.

Tuesday, February 24
Jennifer Maynard of The University of Texas at Austin is working to treat pertussis.

Wednesday, February 25
St. John's University's Paul Gaffney presents an philosophical interpretation of the meaning of competition.

The Academic Minute for 2015.2.16 - 2.20

Feb 20, 2015

Catch up with The Academic Minute from 2.16 - 2.20

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.02.16)

Feb 16, 2015

2015.02.16 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, February 16
Ronald Mallett of UCONN celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Einstein's Theory of General Relativity by exploring the possibility of time travel.

Tuesday, February 17
Ian Hawes of The University of Canterbury profiles the work of his team as they survey the bottom of glaciers using underwater drones.

The Academic Minute for 2015.2-9 - 2.13

Feb 13, 2015

Catch up with The Academic Minute from 2.9 - 2.13

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